13th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2018

Ballot 2018

George Varga (San Diego Union-Tribune, JazzTimes)


  1. Wayne Shorter Quartet, Emanon (Blue Note)
  2. Henry Threadgill, Double Up, Plays Double Up Plus (Pi)
  3. Chris Potter, The Dreamer Is the Dream (ECM -17)
  4. Ambrose Akinmusire, Origami Harvest (Blue Note)
  5. Sons of Kemet, Your Queen Is a Reptile (Impulse!)
  6. Karrin Allyson, Some of That Sunshine (Kasrecords)
  7. Joshua Redman, Still Dreaming (Nonesuch)
  8. Myra Melford's Snowy Egret, The Other Side of Air (Firehouse 12)
  9. Vinny Golia-Steph Richards-Bert Turetzky, Trio Music (pfMENTUM)
  10. Ben Wendel, The Seasons (Motéma)


  1. John Coltrane, Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album (Impulse!)
  2. Miles Davis & John Coltrane, The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6 (Columbia/Legacy)
  3. Charlie Haden & Brad Mehldau, Long Ago and Far Away (Impulse!)